Around the time of my 49th birthday I was blase about turning 50. No big deal, I thought. It's just a number. Then I watched Good Morning America's short series about Robin Roberts turning 50. Listening to her talk about turning 50 and listening to the other stories they did that week changed my mind about turning 50.
I said to myself, "Self, there is nothing wrong with reaching 50 years. You need to celebrate. You need to show people being 50 is fun."
There is at least one other goal I want to accomplish in the next year or so. I want to travel to a few of my favorite childhood places. One of those places is the Minnesota State Fair. When I was growing up my oldest took me to the fair. We would be dropped at around 7 am and start the day walking through all the farm exhibits, then it was on to the exhibition buildings, a picnic lunch by the milk stand (where for 25 cents you could drink all the milk you wanted), a few more buildings to walk through before I could go on any rides. At the end of the day we went to the grand stand show. I remember seeing the Osmonds perform twice. Oh Donny . . . I think I still have a crush on you.
Do you have any special childhood adventures you would like to repeat?